I have been on this forum for quite a time, but I had stopped visting daniweb for sometime due to exams, etc. Now I am back to see the superfast dani superslow and giving weird looks on Firefox 3.6.3/Linux.
Please do look into this. I am on a 128 kbit/s connection, quite slow IMO, but the same dani used to be a pleasure to browse previously.
Im on IE6 using MyIE2 and it looks ok here (A lack of colours but THANKFULLY NOT VB4 so im not complaining)
The question is about Firefox and Linux; not IE6 / Windows :)
I have no choice except to force Arial fonts in Firefox prefs, because I'm a full time Linux user.
All other sites look good in their own fonts except dani :(
This site was developed by professional web dev team. Are you saying that the front-end wasn't tested in one of the main OS/browser combinations? I don't believe you! That would be, well, preposterous, wouldn't it?
And before anybody bangs on about the 'unfeasibility' of testing every possible combination - rubbish.
A partitioned machine running multiple OSes, each with a full bank of browsers shouldn't be beyond a dev company. However, is it something to do with FF's new release? Does the previous version react in the same way?
So you mean to say I'm lying ?
I showed you the screenshot above.
Its surely not anything to do with latest FF release; if it was how come other 100 sites which I visit daily (I visit dani also daily), work fine ?
This happens only with *nix + FF, the situation is not so bad in chrome, but a little dissatisfactory.
I have tried flushing the cache, doesn't help
Programming forums looks much better with the default settings on the site (I don't have to force the font).
The Browsershots web-based service is pretty awesome at doing this for a quick idea of compatibility across multiple OSes and browser clients - you give it the site URL, it gives you a ton of screenshots showing you how it looks.
I'm not involved in the site development side of DaniWeb, but would be very surprised if Dani (or the web design consultants) had not done compatibility testing.
And before anybody bangs on about the 'unfeasibility' of testing every possible combination - rubbish. A partitioned machine running multiple OSes, each with a full bank of browsers shouldn't be beyond a dev company. However, is it something to do with FF's new release? Does the previous version react in the same way?
yeah i agree.... MAYBE itech7 is lying on screenshots, but i will totally agree on him on the page load, it takes a head ache waiting on page loads, good thing i can hover on threads to see its description before i click a thread i want to engage.
I don't have any intention to make a useless thread just to lie about the pathetic look of the interface.
Ubuntu is a different story, it pre-installs many things you never know. May be I need to tweak my fonts.conf. I have enabled Hinting, I'll try disabling that.
I tried changing stuff in my fonts.conf, disabled hinting and antialiasing and vice versa, but nothing solves the problem. Instead any changes make the appearance of other applicaitons and sites weird.
There is surely something wrong. Either my system doesn't have the font dani's using or something to do with dani's font config only.